Gear Locations

This page provides up to date information on static gear operations within a particular sea area. Please note that the specified areas are for information only. We strongly suggest that mobile operators working in close proximity to the areas make contact with the vessel/s concerned in order to determine the precise locations of the static gear.

We work to encourage mutual respect between all sectors of the industry so as to avoid spatial conflict.

It is important that static gear is correctly marked; information regarding marking can be found here and here.

In May 2018, the Scottish Government announced new measures to improve requirements for static gear within 12 nm of Scottish baselines. It entails:

  • Issuing guidance setting out best practice for marking static gear
  • Introducing legislation to prevent marking gear with inappropriate items such as milk cartons and netted footballs
  • Requiring licensed fishermen to mark buoys etc. with the PLN
  • Requiring unlicensed fishermen to mark gear with a unique reference number provided by Marine Scotland

Please note, in order to update our website with new creel co-ordinates the following template (which can be found here) must be completed and sent to lianne@swfpa.com.

Camann II BF 160 – 17.09.2021

17th September 20211631833200000 || 1631833200

Vanguard KY 18 Creels – 10.09.2021

10th September 20211631228400000 || 1631228400

Celtic Pride UL 574 Creels – 10.09.2021

10th September 20211631228400000 || 1631228400

Interceptor ME 9 – 08.09.2021

8th September 20211631055600000 || 1631055600

Wraith ME 8 – 08.09.2021

8th September 20211631055600000 || 1631055600

Soph Ash Jay 3 LH 60 – 06.09.2021

6th September 20211630882800000 || 1630882800

Jas N 3 LH 50 – 06.09.2021

6th September 20211630882800000 || 1630882800

Freedom B & Sophy Rose – 06.09.2021

6th September 20211630882800000 || 1630882800

Usan Lass ME 50 & Sophie ME 20 – 06.09.2021

6th September 20211630882800000 || 1630882800

Bella B LH 111 – 06.09.2021

6th September 20211630882800000 || 1630882800

Boy Gordon A441 – 31.08.2021

31st August 20211630364400000 || 1630364400

Ashley AH 90 Creels – 25.08.2021

25th August 20211629846000000 || 1629846000

Asterion AH 15 Creels – 25.08.2021

25th August 20211629846000000 || 1629846000

Aurora AH 17 Creels – 25.08.2021

25th August 20211629846000000 || 1629846000